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Tips & Tricks How do you eat in costume?

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by JedHead1, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    I've always wondered about this with certain costumes, but with CIV coming up I thought I'd ask. For me, when I'm dressed as Anakin, I have to roll up my tunic sleeves really tight so they don't accidentally get sauce or something on them. With my TIE Pilot, I can easily take the helmet and armor off and put it on the floor or table, and wearing my Luke ROTJ, it's easy.

     
  2. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Depends on the costume. My pilot I strip down to the washable parts, my dresses I tend to use a lot of napkin bibs.
     
  3. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh man, the title was too funny and I had to pop in. Well, I've only had to eat in costume once. I was in a Jedi costume, with two gauntlets. Basically all I did was take off the gauntlets and set my saber aside. I had to be careful. Man, that was a huge hotdog, too!
     
  4. NEMES1S

    NEMES1S Jedi Youngling star 1

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    "How do you eat in costume?"



    Very Carefully... [face_dancing]
     
  5. RebelGrrl

    RebelGrrl Jedi Master star 4

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    When I wore my ANH Leia Senatorial, I took several precautions.

    1. Since I planned to wear it all day and not just for show for a few hours, I chose a non-absorbant fabric. I used a polyester. From all the pictures, and considering the time period, the late '70s, polyester was King. I chose one that did not have that 'look' or 'scratch', though. It really does look like a better material.

    2. Shout! wipes in my bag. The instant a spot or a spill threatened, out came the wipe to deal with it. Since it was white, now-a-days there are Tide and Clorax pens that would serve the same purpose, but not available for C2.

    3. Safety pins in my bag to pin back my sleeves for eating. I used the butterick pattern where the sleeves were open and I couldn't, at the time of construction, pin down if the sleeves were cuffed to the wrist or not. It was somethinig of last minute.

    The outfit survived two Celebrations (2 and 3) with no perminant stains. Since I made it a washable, stain-resistant fabric and used good seam construction, I can just toss it in the washer and dryer, too.

    I found a washable satin for my costume for C4. It hasn't sleeves, so no pins, but I will still be carrying the Shout! wipes! They fit in pockets and camera bags, but I carry something of a messenger bag at conventions to carry my stuff, both purchases and snacks.
     
  6. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    The white costumes got me thinking about this topic too. If someone has the "parade Padme" costume from the end of TPM, maybe you could substitute all the petals on the dress with napkins instead, just in case of a "nachos accident". [face_laugh]
     
  7. Benae_Quee

    Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    When I'm in any of my Padme costumes, I avoid eating anything messy. Carrot sticks, pretzels, or bread for me; straws are also vital so as not to mess up make-up ;). When I'm in RFT or Jedi, I just put a napkin on my lap and roll my sleeves up :).
     
  8. Earwen_Lightrider

    Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    *Seconds this*

    I tend to avoid the messy foods.
     
  9. Cleopatramwi

    Cleopatramwi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Starve, lol.
    I never eat in my Padme Senate gown. I also drink very little
    since a bathroom trip is out of the question. I've never worn my costume for more than 5 hours at one stretch though, wearing it all day could be tricky.
     
  10. UrbanVader

    UrbanVader Jedi Youngling star 1

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    If you're a Vader, like me, then unless you can liquefy your food, you don't have much of a choice and reveal yourself..not to mention remove the gloves....those things can make you clumsy if you're not used to handling utensils with them. Also ain't nothing wrong with tucking on a napkin on your chest armor...you'd be pretty upset if ketchup got on all your expensive (or self-made) armor peices...
     
  11. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No sloppy Joe's for Darth Maul!
     
  12. BruceM

    BruceM Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thats my plan, going as Vader. What I should do though is add a semi mask to show 20 years of time on mustafar burns when I take the helmet off to eat. That would freak people out. Or, I could pull a hadyen christionson and take the helemet off and have no head, that would be kool.
     
  13. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "The legend of Sleepy Death Star!"
     
  14. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm glad I didn't start a "How Do You Go To The Restroom In Costume" thread instead. ;)
     
  15. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Too many jokes to be started there...
     
  16. UrbanVader

    UrbanVader Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Oh man! There was a 501st video on YouTube of a bunch of stormtroopers and Vader in a public restroom during a troop. And I cant for the life of me find it. Too bad, because it was so hilarious!
     
  17. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Was it something like this?

    [image=http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/JedHead1/star20wars20in20the20toilet.jpg]
     
  18. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [face_laugh] x 1000000000!!!

    Wanna know what's on every restroom door on the Death Star? "All Imperial Personel must wash hands and/or prosthetics before returning to active duty." :D
     
  19. nlindenj

    nlindenj Jedi Youngling star 2

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    when wearing my sidious mask i take straws that'll fit in the gaps and get milkshakes
     
  20. Amanita

    Amanita Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Luckily for me, Jedi garb happens to be some of the most comfortable and livable clothing I've ever made for myself. The sleeves of my cloak tend to fall back out of the way when I raise my hands, so not much of a problem there. The tunic sleeves are easy to roll up- my only real worry is the tabards- I'm big chested, and the tabards sometimes stick out even more, so I have to be careful not to drop anything on them, or drag them through anything. But other than that, eating in Jedi garb's not a real problem.
     
  21. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've never worn my cloak to an event. I don't like it because the hood's too small, so I'm having another one made.
     
  22. loki41872

    loki41872 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'll usually set my helmet on the table and proceed to stuff myself. You don't have to worry about getting it on you in Stormtrooper armor. You just wipe it off and proceed.
     
  23. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yup, that'd be easy.
     
  24. Jauhzmynn

    Jauhzmynn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    when eating in my jedi gear it depends on the food. if it's a snadwhich or salad, I do nothing A little messy but managable toss 'em to the elbows. If it's VERY messy I don't eat it unless I REALLY want to, then I tie them back simalar to how the japanese tie back kimono sleeves. They use a long length of braided cord strung through the sleeves at the back, cross the ends over each other behind me, tie in a bow knot in front at my waist or chest and I'm good to go. It's easily stored ina pcoket or pouch.

    MY biggest problem is making sure the padawan braid stays out of food.:confused: More than 0once I've had it all into my soup, stew or desert.I toss it over a shoulder or down the tunic. Which is a bit of a tickly situation to begin with. Espcially with a metel dangly earring on it's end for weight that is.. a bit cold.
     
  25. FETT-MAN

    FETT-MAN Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is your braid real?
     
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